Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year's Hope!

I have to start my new year with at least a short post. Even if it's one little sentence. Well, maybe more than one sentence. The husband and I spent a quiet New Year's Eve. Just the two of us, as we often do since the boys left home. The little one was in town visiting, but understandably, certain celebrations are better spent with friends. This time around, there was no bubbly either, since we forgot to buy some. Just watching the lights flicker on the tree, and listening to the sounds of the firecrackers. When it was almost midnight, we ventured outside as we always do to see the colorful array of firecrackers lighting up the sky, with phone in hand. At the stroke of midnight, we called our two babies to ring in the new year.
I realize this is different than most people do, but it suits us fine. This is how we live. Simple lives for simple folk. The single most important thing for me at the moment of welcoming the new year is to acknowledge God, and to thank him, and to ask for his blessing over us. That is all we need, plain and simple. Him. Whatever he sees fit for us, whether blessings or trials and tribulations, so be it. Father knows best. Besides, by now, I do have a better sense that 'there is nothing new under the sun'. One year blends effortlessly into the next. The days spent in between each year feel almost like we are in suspended animation. Waiting for that next big event, the next big news...and the next, and the next. Until that final moment, which would be either death, OR...... the Lord's return to gather his people. At which point and time, the selected will not experience death ever, but will disappear in the 'blink of an eye'. The hope and promise for this generation of Christians. The generation of the last days. How can we say this is the generation of the last days? Just look to Israel. Keep your ears tuned to everything that happens there. The apple of God's eye. But that is a post for another day. I must say this, what a glorious hope we have!!

9 comments:

Amy said...

I love your thoughts, Idalia...and wholeheartedly agree. My hope is in the Lord. Happy New Year, dear friend.

Wool Winder said...

May God bless you richly in 2009.

Renee said...

Hears to peace in our time Yaya.

Happy New Years.

Love Renee

glorv1 said...

My thoughts exactly. By the way, esposo and I do the same. We have never gone out for a New Year's celebration. We stay home, sometimes we have a bubbly, most times not. Sometimes we are even asleep at midnight. How cool is that? :) Have a great year yaya and enjoy your life.

Elaine said...

Yaya.....I loved your New Year's post. It really was beautiful and I loved the sentiment. Hubby and I spent our evening pretty much the same way...down to the part about calling our two married sons and our 19 year old who was at a party....right after midnight! This was the first year in a long time that we haven't thrown a party or at least been to one...and we loved it! I don't know if I could have captured our evening in as lovely a way as you did though. I really enjoyed your piece. And isn't it so wonderful to know that we have the "hope of His coming" in our futures?
Happy New Year!
Elaine

Kelli said...

Happy New Year to you!
~Kelli

glorv1 said...

yaya, you've been tagged...by me:))

glorv1 said...

yaya, penny over at:
http://thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-year-giveaway.html
is having a giveaway. You need to enter before the 5th. Try to get over there today. Some really nice things. Can't hurt to try, plus she has a really nice blog. Take care.

Tea Time and Roses said...

A lovely post indeed. Thank you so very much for such beautiful and heartfelt words. You are so right simple in best, I seem to enjoy most things that way. Again thank you so much my friend. God bless you and your sweet family.

Smiles...

Beverly

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